An attorney in a class action lawsuit against chemical companies Dupont and Chemours issued a statement Monday regarding a federal judge's decision on Friday to deny a motion to dismiss the case.
There were a total of six claims in the plaintiffs' consolidated class action complaint, which was filed on Jan. 31, 2018. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on March 2, 2018, and on March 26, 2019, "the court granted in part and denied in part defendants' motion to dismiss the consolidated class action complaint."
According to Ted Leopold, co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs, the federal judge’s move is another step in the right direction.
"This decision brings us one step closer to justice for the thousands of North Carolinians whose health and well being were upended because of Dupont and Chemours’s reckless contamination of their drinking water,” Leopold said in a statement. “North Carolinians can breathe a little easier knowing they have the assurance of seeking financial relief for future medical expenses that could cripple a family and are the result of the companies’ irresponsible behavior. We are pleased to be moving forward to help the people of North Carolina get the closure and resolution they deserve.”
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